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and cowardly. the nra offered this explanation to nbc's andrea mitchell. >> children of presidents have been off limits for decades. >> we know. >> there's been an understanding we don't talk particularly about minor children. >> nobody named his children. >> as the president urges the public to get involved in this debate, new polling shows the country is increasingly divided on this issue. the latest cnn "time" opinion research poll shows 55% americans favor stricter gun laws and 44% oppose them. 60% say it's too easy for people to buy a gun in the u.s., over 60% say stricter laws would not reduce the amount of violence in the country. that's pretty much confusion by the numbers. the public is also split on the cause of gun violence. just 23% say it's due to the availability of weapons. most responded that either parenting or popular culture are to blame. let's talk a bit more on the politics here of gun control. listen, what president obama proposed is sweeping and it's huge. the conversation now is what can actually get passed? give us a sense of what measures go passed? >> very little c
house. the nra launches the latest tone deaf attack. this time the group is going after the president himself. plus, more trouble for boeing's 787. a dream liner in japan forced to make an emergency landing. now the entire fleet grounded. we'll tell what you that means for the boeing company straight ahead. >>> also, a minor winter storm causing major travel issues this morning especially in new england. first, let's get to our top story here at 5:30 a.m. there are new developments in the emergency relief for the victims of hurricane sandy. 79 days after the storm reshaped the east coast, the house of representatives last night approved more than $50 billion in aid following a passion pleas from republican and democratic law makers from the areas hardest hit. >> my constituents, the constituents of the northeast, they're not just whining. they're not just uncomfortable. they are devastated! >> there's simply no justifiable reason for the delay unless you believe that when disaster strikes we are all on our own. >> the time for recripple nation is over. let's stand together as american
of the nra as he prepares to hand president obama a list of recommendations on gun reform. yesterday, during a meeting, biden said that the president was ready to get gun reform done with or without the help of congress. >> we're here today to deal with a problem that requires immediate action, urgent action and the president and i are determined to take action. i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion, unless we can do everything we're going to do nothing. the president is going to about, executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. i don't think anything has touched the american people so proprofoundly than those young people being riddled with bullets. every once in a while, someone awakens the conscience of the country. that tragic event did in a way like i have never seen in my career. >>> former president clinton is also speaking out on the issue. the availability of high-capacity of magazines is nuts. gun retailers including walmart will be adding their input. >>> during the state of tate address, new york governor cuomo
from the nbc news wall street journal poll on the nra. national rifle association at the center of this debate. doing well in the poll in terms of public opinion. more people support the nra. in fact, as you see there, than they do hollywood and the entertainment industry. on the other hand, new jersey's governor chris christie spoke out against the nra and their latest ad campaign. >> to talk about the president's children or any public officer's children who have, not by their own choice, but by requirement, to have protection and to use that somehow to try to make a political point i think is reprehensible. i think it's off to bring public figures' children into the political debate. they don't deserve to be there. i think for any of us who are public figures you see that kind of ad and you cringe. >> all right. as we head into the weekend, the big story in washington, this sunday just before noon, president obama scheduled to take the oath of office for his second term in the white house. that private swearing in ceremony will be followed by the public inauguration on monday
for stricting gun control laws and the head of the nra looks on. good morning, i'm bill karins and this is "way too early." we're glad you're up with us on this thursday, last day of january, 31st. we have a lot to talk about, including john kerry's final farewell in the senate after three decades of service. we'll show you his emotional speech. plus, israel launches a rare strike inside the syrian border. coming up, a live report on what they were targeting and why. first, our top story here at 5:30 a.m. eastern time in new york city. we begin with the first congressional hearing on gun control since the shootings in newtown. gabby giffords who survived a shooting two years ago made an appearance before the senate judiciary committee reading off a page of handwritten prepared remarks, she urged congress to act now. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> giffords husband mark kelly says expanding background checks should be a top priority but th
on a package of gun reform recommendations to hand over to the president in the coming weeks. the nra called for armed guards in schools, you might recall, something president obama says he is skeptical about. former congresswoman gabe yell giffords is launching her own gun control campaign on the two-year anniversary of the mass shooting that nearly took her life. giffords and her husband mark kelly announced the americans for responsible solutions initiative. giffords and kelly, who also happen to be gun owners, say they hope to push back against the influence of the pro gun lobby. >> i bought a gun at walmart recently. i went through a background check. why can't we just make it more difficult for criminals to get guns. >> the nra would say to you they can get them illegally. >> i don't agree with you. the gun lobby opposes a gun purchaser being checked against the terrorist watch list. doesn't that seem like a commonsense thing? >> you have a gun. >> yes. >> gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. >> it is the commonsense consensus you're going
. >> that is a typically fired up wayne la pierre, the head of the nra. good morning, i'm mark halperin, this is "way too early," imagining all the people living in peace. thanks for being up with us this wednesday, january 23rd. there's a new debt ceiling plan from speaker john boehner and the house republicans that could force senate democrats to finally show their hand and pass a budget. plus it's only day four of president obama's second term, but joe biden is already commenting on possibly running for the top job himself in 2016. we'll show you what he said in a minute. first the new developments in the debate over guns in america. the national rifle association last night delivered a sharp response to president obama's inaugural address. speaking in reno, nevada, way waywayn wayne lapierre lashed out at one word from president obama. >> we cannot mistake absolutism, or treat name calling as reasoned debate. >> obama wants to turn the idea of absolutism into a dirty word, just another word for extremism. he wants you, all of you, and americans throughout all of this country, to accept the idea of pr
and leaders of the national rifle association. i'll tell you why the nra leaders walked away disappointed. plus, the pentagon tightens its belts ahead of possible cuts. >>> first, our top story at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. amid a national debate about guns and violence, a california teacher and a campus supervisor are being credited for heroic actions yesterday during yet another school shooting. it happened in taft, california, around the same time vice president joe biden was holding meetings in washington about possible gun regulation. police say a 16-year-old gunman who felt he was being bullied specifically targeted two students using 12-gauge shotguns. one of them was shot and remains in critical but stable condition. the second student was not hit. police say the teacher in the classroom who was grazed by a shotgun pellet and a campus supervisor managed to engage the gunman in conversation and convince him to drop his weapon. police say the shotgun belonged to the suspect's brother. taft high school where the shooting took place typically has an armed guard on cam
, there are reasonable limitations. and some in the pro gun movement and the nra in many instances doesn't believe in any limitation at all. that is not unconstitutional. that just is dumb. >> so, jim, sounds like the president is going to go bold on gun control wlachlt can you get through congress? >> i don't think he can get anything. there is a slight chance. >> any changes in the law at all? >> no. i think there is a slight chance can you do something on background checks. can you hardly find sang will republican, remember republicans control the house, that have any interest in doing anything on gun control. we talked to a bunch -- there's only a few moderate republicans left. the moderate republicans in suburban districts, even those in pennsylvania in the northeast corner of the country, they said by 9-1 they're hearing from the constituents not to do anything on gun control. they say they're not hearing anything of the stuff that media is talking about and they have no interest in bringing a bill to the floor. i don't know harry reid who is in nevada, doinlt know that i d wants to bring a bill to
-capacity ammunition clips. an overwhelming 88% say they support background checks at gun shows. as for the nra's proposal of placing armed guards in schools, a majority of americans, 55% support the idea while 42% oppose. >>> parents of some of the young victims of the sandy hook school shooting are speaking out for the first time. during a town hall victims' family members and other newtown residents launched a group called the sandy hook promise, calling for a national dialogue on guns, mental health and school safety in america. >> it's been one month since i lost my son, dylan, and 25 other families lost their loved ones. at times it feels like only yesterday. and at other times it feels as if many years have passed. i still find myself reaching for dylan's hand to walk through a parking lot or expecting him to crawl into bed beside me for early-morning cuddles before we get ready for school. >> i put two children on the bus and only one came home. i pray that no mother, father, grandparent or caregiver of children ever have to go through this pain. >> parents at the town hall said they wa
priority but the nra's chief executive yesterday refused to give any ground. >> we know from what happened in tucson that if there was an effective background check which includes having the mental health data and the person's drug use in the case of the tucson shooter into the system and if, in fact, there was no gun show loophole, i would contend he would have had a very difficult time getting a gun. if background checks are good enough for somebody who is a federal firearms licensed dealer like walmart, for instance where i just purchased a gun a couple months ago, a hunting rifle and i had to good through a background check, why isn't that good for other sales? >> my problem with background checks is you'll never get criminals to go through universal background checks. i mean, all the law abiding people. you'll create an enormous federal bureaucracy. >> we're not going to prosecute the bad guys if they do catch one. and none of it makes any sense in the real world. >> that's the point. the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because they'll be a background check. we'll stop them fr
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